F80 BMW M3 spotted in Mineral White

BMW M3 | December 24th, 2013 by 16
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After the F82 BMW M4 spotted yesterday, its twin brother the F80 M3 makes an appearance as well. A prototype painted in the Mineral White …

After the F82 BMW M4 spotted yesterday, its twin brother the F80 M3 makes an appearance as well. A prototype painted in the Mineral White color and red leather interior was spotted on German roads.

The clear shots showcase one of the most aggressive-looking BMWs on the roads, and compared to the M4, the F80 M3 seems to stand out even more with its rear fenders and well-balanced design.

F80 BMW M3 spotted in Mineral White

On the outgoing models, the CFRP roof was confined to the Coupe version. Now, for the first time, the four-door BMW M3 will get this striking design and functional feature as well. The CFRP roof brings weight savings of five kilograms in the case of the BMW M3 Sedan and more than six kilograms in the case of the BMW M4 Coupe. It also lowers the vehicle’s center of gravity, which has a positive impact on driving dynamics.

COMPARISON: F82 M4 vs F80 M3

Made from aluminum rather than conventional steel, the front side walls and the bonnet (with power dome) make an important contribution to the models’ lightweight design concept, while at the same time improving axle load distribution.

F80 BMW M3 spotted in Mineral White

Under the hood, the new engine of the M3 sees a slight power upgrade over the previous V8 to 431 hp, which is delivered between 5,390 and 7,000 rpm. Peak torque has been increased by roughly 40 per cent to 550 Newton metres, and is maintained over a very wide rev band (1,800–5,390 rpm). The standard sprint from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) takes the new BMW M3 Sedan and new BMW M4 Coupe 4.1 seconds respectively. Top speed is 250 km/h / 155 mph (electronically limited), or 280 km/h / 174 mph if the optional M Driver’s Package is specified. The new powerplant also boasts excellent fuel economy: the BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupe achieve consumption in the EU cycle of 8.3 l/100 km (34 mpg) and CO2 emissions of 194 g/km, an improvement of more than 25 per cent over the previous model’s figures. Regulated pollutant emissions are EU6-compliant.

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F80 BMW M3 spotted in Mineral White

 

  • iNoob

    Take my money..

  • FRED

    holly shit!……

  • Arch

    Those rear fenders definitely look great. Stand out more on the M3 since the 4 Series is already wider to begin with.

    • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

      I know. Was thinking M4 but now…

      • Arch

        Right. In my opinion the M3 looks better and better proportioned. Also practical too.

  • Max

    The modern day version of E39 M5.

  • panagiotis

    i agree with Arch that M3 has much more better look especially in rear than M4 and of course is more practical with 4 doors.the most beautiful car in bmw car line so far.

  • thelastlizard

    “The standard sprint from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) takes the new BMW M3 Sedan and new BMW M4 Coupe 4.1 seconds respectively.”

    You said ‘respectively’ but only gave one 0-62mph time…do they both hit 62 at 4.1 seconds?

  • Xiaofeng

    Gotta say, I’m really liking the look of the M3. I feel the proportions on the F80 look more balanced, and perhaps, more aggressive than the F82. The added practicality of the saloon is a nice bonus as well. This is definitely high up on the list of cars to eventually replace my current E90. The only debate is whether to go for the impressive DCT, or stick with my old-school 6MT roots….

    Bravo to the BMW M Division for actually listening to its customer base and making a lighter car for a change.

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